SASH+ Kaizen open day
You are invited to our first SASH+ Kaizen quarterly open day on:
12 September 2017
Registration 10-10.30am, lunch included, close 3.30pm.
Jacob Bell building, East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, RH1 5RH
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust invites you to:
- Visits to the genba (place where the work is done) to see some of the improvements that have been made
- Speak to the staff who have been involved in our three value streams – cardiology, outpatients and the management of diarrhoea
- Speak to staff who have been part of Lean for Leaders, the programme that disseminates the Virginia Mason Institute (VMI) tools through the organisation)
- Hear about some of our challenges and success
- Take part in interactive activities to learn some of the lean principles
Spaces are limited – contact us now
We look forward to seeing you…
SASH Star Awards nominations open on Monday 17 July
Is there an individual or team you feel has gone beyond expectations and is an inspiration to others? Our annual SASH Star Awards provide an opportunity to recognise the great work of dedicated individuals and teams across the Trust who make a difference to our patients’ experience.
The Awards are offered in ten categories and are aligned to reflect our core values of Dignity; Respect; Compassion; Safety and Quality and One Team.
Staff, volunteers and service users in the local community are all invited to make nominations.
To find out more information, download a nomination form or make a nomination online please visit the SASH Star Awards page.
Winners will be announced at a special awards evening to be held later in the year.
The deadline for nominations is Friday 8 September 2017.
New surgery centre open at East Surrey Hospital
A brand new surgery centre has opened at East Surrey Hospital. The centre, which officially opened on June 26. is a dedicated area for patients who need day case or short stay surgery.
Mr Alan James, clinical lead general surgery breast and vascular, said: “This is an excellent new facility and will help us streamline our day surgery service and meet the needs of our patients.
“Due to changes in surgical techniques and recovery options increasingly more and more operations can be done as day cases or very short stays.”
Ian Mackenzie, director of information and facilities said: “The new £1.7 million surgery centre has taken just six months to build.”
The new state of the art centre has two procedure rooms, three consultation rooms, recovery and trolley and waiting areas.
Introducing Dr Negar Maghsoodi
We would like to introduce Dr Negar Maghsoodi (MD, MSc, FRCPath), consultant chemical pathologist, who has been with Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust since September 2016. She has special interests in the biochemistry and management of lipid disorders. She will be running a weekly lipid clinic at The Earlswood Centre and would welcome referrals for patients having lipid disorders ranging from familial or genetic forms to non-familial forms and associated with diabetes, endocrine disorders, medications and other conditions that can increase the risk of atherosclerosis.
Our service offers genetic screening for familial hypercholesterolaemia, special blood tests related to lipid disorders and imaging studies for further risk assessment of cardiovascular diseases if required.
Dr Maghsoodi is a professional member of Heart UK –The Cholesterol Charity and keeps her clinical knowledge on lipid disorders up to date and always in line with most recent national and international guidelines.
Local hospital takes steps to reduce patient falls
SASH is taking steps to reduce falls in hospital and improve the wellbeing for patients who use walking frames to help their mobility.
The walking frames are now coloured red, which increases the contrast to the surrounding environment .- helping patients to see the equipment better and encouraging them to use them more.
Falls in hospital are the most commonly reported safety incident, with more than 240,000 reported in acute hospitals across England each year.
All falls, even those that do not result in injury can cause patients and their families and carers to feel anxious and distressed and can have a serious impact on ’their physical and emotional health and confidence. Following a fall, many people have fear of falling again, which can then reduce their quality of life and well being.
Paula Tucker, deputy chief nurse said: “As part of our ongoing commitment to reduce the rate of inpatients falls we have begun a trial this week on Nutfield Ward at East Surrey Hospital. There is growing evidence about the benefit of using strong contrasting colours for patients with dementia, as well as those with visual impairment.”
Natalie Mabbutt, physiotherapist said: “We hope to see a reduction in patient falls and an increase in patients using their mobility aids.”
Read our latest Trust Board meeting papers from June 2017 here.
The next Trust Board meeting is on Thursday 27 July 11am–1.30pm at East Surrey Hospital.
SASH annual general meeting (AGM) Thursday 28 September 6-8pm at East Surrey Hospital.